Subway teams up with Spokane Chiefs to combat childhood obesity

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 7 at 8:20 AM

SPOKANE—National studies show a connection between fast food and childhood obesity.

Subway teamed up with the Spokane Chiefs to help combat the rising obesity rates in local children.  It is a program called Minute to Fitness.  They group travels to local schools and teaches children different exercises.

According to the America Heart Association, 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese.  The statistics prompted the two organizations to create a program to keep kids healthy.

They had students at Audubon Elementary participate in physical competitions.  130 fifth and sixth graders play football, hoolahooped, and ran in relay races.

Subway said their stories are all locally owned and operated so it is important they have a positive impact in the community they serve.

If you are interested in getting your school involved, please contact organizers at (801) 994-3651.

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